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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Rock River at Rockton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8.5
Low Stage (in feet): 2

Historic Crests
(1) 15.54 ft on 03/25/1975
(2) 15.13 ft on 03/17/2019
(3) 14.80 ft on 03/22/1904
(4) 14.72 ft on 06/17/2008
(5) 14.08 ft on 04/04/1959
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.23 ft on 05/24/2020
(2) 10.02 ft on 03/29/2020
(3) 13.00 ft on 10/07/2019
(4) 10.03 ft on 09/13/2019
(5) 9.72 ft on 06/02/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.89 ft on 09/20/2012
(2) 1.93 ft on 09/08/2003
(3) 2.04 ft on 09/13/1988
(4) 2.06 ft on 07/13/2012
(5) 2.22 ft on 10/29/2005
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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17.5 Structures threatened along Hawick Street in downtown Rockton.
17 Rockton Road is threatened west of Rockton.
15 Hawick Street threatened near Settlers Park in Rockton.
14 Low-lying structures threatened off Main Street in Rockton. Roscoe Road threatened west of Roscoe. Prairie Hill Road inundated north of Rockton.
13.5 Old River Road threatened west of Roscoe Bridge.
12 Multiple low-lying roads threatened along the river in Roscoe.
10.5 Edgemere Terrace threatened near Roscoe.
10 Low-lying structures are threatened along Edgemere Terrace near Roscoe.
9 Low-lying areas of Settlers Park in Rockton are inundated.
8 Water overflows low-lying banks along Edgemere Terrace near Roscoe.
7 Low-lying areas of Riverside Park near Roscoe are inundated.
(1) Looking upstream from right bank. Stage 2.80 ft.
(2) Looking downstream from right bank. Stage 2.80 ft.
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2.0 Approximate stage of the 1-in-10 annual chance flow (7-day average).

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